Stunning News in Canada – Economy Loses 71,200 Jobs, Unemployment Jumps to 5.9%…

Elections have consequences.  On the same day the U.S. economy reports astoundingly successful jobs growth of 266,000 jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate to 3.5 percent; the Canadian state economic minister reports surprisingly terrible jobs losses of 72,200 jobs and a jump in unemployment from 5.5 to 5.9 percent.

The Canadian economy is roughly one-tenth the size of the U.S. So in equivalent terms the results from Canada reflect a comparative loss of 720,000 jobs on the same day the U.S. revises all figures upward to over 300,000 gains.  A stunning economic contrast:

OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian job market lost a surprise 71,200 net positions in November while the unemployment rate rose to 5.9%, the highest in more than a year, data showed on Friday, as analysts said a repeat of the weak numbers could force the Bank of Canada to rethink its monetary policy.

Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast a gain of 10,000 jobs and had predicted the unemployment rate would hold steady at 5.5%. […] November’s numbers followed a weak report in October, when the labor market unexpectedly shed jobs despite a likely boost from hiring related to the federal election.

[…] Canada’s goods-producing industries saw a decline of 26,600 net jobs, largely on manufacturing. The services sector lost 44,400 net jobs.

November’s unemployment rate was the highest seen since the 6.0% reported in August 2018. 38,400 full-time jobs and 32,800 part-time jobs were lost in November. (read more)

It is worth remembering that Canada does not allow competition in their media sector.  The Canadian government considers the news media a protected “cultural industry”; and through a process of subsidizing broadcast all news media is essentially state run media.

Why is this important?  Well, when the expressed priority of the government is controlling broadcast information if you are intellectually honest you should apply that same ideological outlook toward any information from the government in a general sense.

The Canadian election was held on October 21st, 2019.  The central control government of Justin Trudeau would likely hold-back any negative economic information in an effort to support the ideology of the central government and maintain public opinion in advance of the voting.  However, with the election over the economic books need to be reconciled.

I strongly suspect the Canadian November jobs report encompasses some of that state run reconciliation effort.  Meaning the Canadian economy was in much worse shape in the months leading up to the election than state media were broadcasting.  The reality is now catching up….

Secondly, it was obvious in July of this year that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Justin Trudeau entered into an agreement of mutual benefit.  Trudeau would hold back submission of the USMCA for parliamentary ratification, and left-wing political ideologues in the U.S. would help Trudeau win re-election.

At the time CTH forewarned of what this type of political arrangement really meant.

In essence Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was willing to compromise the health of his own economy for stunningly political reasons.  There was a perfect storm of negative economic dynamics clearly visible on the horizon…. but few were paying attention.

In combination with leftist economic policies on energy development that strangles economic growth through excessive regulation, the leftist government of Trudeau has dismantled the natural underpinnings of a market-based economy.  The manufacturing base of Canada is compromised, perhaps to the point of no return.

For two decades liberal (left-wing) Canadian policy essentially transformed their economic model from manufacturing to “assembly“.   The goods-based production within the Canadian economy was structured to take advantage of the NAFTA loophole.

Goods production in Canada was reduced from full manufacturing to a process of assembling parts brought in from overseas and then selling them into the U.S. market.   This process exploited the NAFTA loophole allowing foreign companies to ship parts to Canada and then assemble for transport into the U.S. without tariffs.

Over time the Canadian economy became more and more dependent on this system of brokering goods, while Canada simultaneously dismantled their heavy industry at the request of extreme environmentalists.

The Canadian assembly system for durable goods was always at risk of the NAFTA loophole being closed.  When President Trump renegotiated the USMCA, primarily with Mexico, the loophole was closed.  The USMCA rules on origination now require the parts to come from inside the North American manufacturing system.

Importing parts from Asia and simply assembling them in Canada is no longer permitted under the USMCA agreement.  The majority of the parts -which require heavy industry to produce- must originate from North America.  Canada has little capacity to take advantage of this economic opportunity because they dismantled their heavy industry.

As a consequence, if any multinational company wanting to invest in a manufacturing system, that avoids tariffs, to bring their end product to the massive U.S. market… well, Canada is no longer a viable option for that investment.

The multinational banks and investment groups who fund corporate manufacturing investment; and who are now no longer willing to underwrite Asian investment due to the impact of Trump tariffs; are focusing on where that investment can support the economic activity.

As with this latest report, when we see: “Canada’s goods-producing industries saw a decline of 26,600 net jobs, largely on manufacturing” leading the headline, this is a direct consequence of the economic dynamic identified above.

Elections have consequences; and those economic consequences are extraordinarily impactful in the era when U.S. President Trump is dismantling global supply chains; focusing on bringing high-wage manufacturing industry back to the U.S; and driving a process of profound consequence through economic nationalism.

Economic Security is National Security” ~ President Trump

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288 Responses to Stunning News in Canada – Economy Loses 71,200 Jobs, Unemployment Jumps to 5.9%…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    That’s what happens when you reelect a known crook. I was recently on a Yukon website where they were making fun of our FABULOUS President.

    I hope they are happy in their choice in Canada, can they are stuck with the two-faced, black-faced, a-h013.

    Liked by 17 people

    • donna kovacevic says:

      Front page of the Toronto Star today has Justine’s stupid smirk with a headline ” He didn’t learn anything from the last election”. This is so embarrassing for Canada, and now with more job loss and refugees entering, God only knows what will become of this once beautiful country. God Bless PDJT.

      Liked by 34 people

      • skipper1961 says:

        donna Kovacevic,
        Is it wrong of me to wonder whether we should start building ANOTHER wall?
        (Sorry Dekester & my friends from Canada, perhaps you should c’mon down while the gettin’s good?)

        Liked by 10 people

        • Roni says:

          Maybe, but exclude the midwestern provinces…Calgary, etc. They’re hardworking conservatives who are at the mercy of the east/west liberals. They need an electoral college.

          Liked by 8 people

        • donna kovacevic says:

          Not at all, build the wall on the northern border, you have mine and many others here permission. We love you Patriots, we pray for PDJT. God Bless you all.

          Liked by 12 people

          • Dekester says:

            Build the wall, and tax the sh*t out of the wealthy Liberal Canadians that own property in the U.S.A.

            Particularly Arizona,Florida and Hawaii.

            Back in 2009/2010 countless Canadians bought properties in Arizona, Nevada,Florida, Palm Springs and Hawaii.

            I know a guy I worked with bought six houses in the greater Phoenix area in 2009.

            God bless PDJT

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            • donna kovacevic says:

              Dekester agreed. Many from our church (serbs) own property in Pompano Beach Florida. Ft Lauderdale, Boca, Phoenix Hawaii. What pisses me off many I know personally have moved there and still continue to use our OHIP, prescription drugs and much more. I even called and snitched on a few, not nice but hell using both countries. They return every so often to renew their OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) their drivers license, and some even have crooked doctors that know they don;t live here give them prescriptions they fill here and take it with them. Yes tax the crap out of them.

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      • Shark24 says:

        In WW2 at Normandy, the Canadians were as brave as any Allied force. Looks different now. What happened?

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      • litlbit2 says:

        When you add Pelosi and Obama, get ready! Sorry but California or Chicago would be a good reference! Then remember the behind the back jesters funded by Soro.

        Start Praying, as we here will pray for you.

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      • Dekester says:

        We may be f***ked.

        There is no cure for stupidity.

        Liked by 4 people

        • skipper1961 says:

          Dekester,
          You and your like-minded countrymen (and women) are welcome here in the Gunshine State of Florida. First time home buyers (residents) in the state enjoy some tax advantages. C’mon down! Let’s go to the range!!
          skipper

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          • skipper1961 says:

            P.S. I only “liked” your comment, to get you to return and read my comment.
            Cheers

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            • donna kovacevic says:

              Thanks Skipper, we have been vacationing for a couple of weeks each winter in Miami Beach and love it, many Canadians vacation there as well. Hell they would give us Canucks a hard time, if we wanted to move there. Even going on vacation they drill us where we are staying, name of hotel, residence and ask how much money we are bringing in?

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          • Dekester says:

            Cheers Skipper,

            Thanks for the invite. I have never been to Florida maybe one day.

            Stay safe.

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          • Cam Heck says:

            Thanks Skipper! On Twitter today some of your Texas neighbours suggested Alberta leave Canada and become a 51st state! I’d always been a proud Canadian til Turdope. Have to say your offers are sorely tempting and much appreciated.

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      • Peppurr says:

        More refugees = more votes for Trudy who will vote liberal for the rest of their lives out of gratitude. If they had a half decent leader of the Conservative party, this past election would have been the end of Trudy. People’s party didn’t help because they took votes from the Conservatives. I watched part of a debate prior to the election. How many political parties are there? Lib. Conserv, NDP, Peoples Party, Bloc Que. for a population of 38 million? Ridiculous. At least Trudy didn’t get a majority. Still, I am sickened that we have a leader selling us out to the Globalists. I worry (not for myself) but for my children and grandchildren.

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    • 22denizen says:

      The Left wing of both countries will be very happy, no doubt.

      Not every Canadian voted for that embarrassingly inept Prime Minister. Just as not every American voted for Obama.

      Perhaps the only news they get in the Yukon, ( population about 37,000, and 186272 sq. miles.) is the MSM ie CBC.

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    • jbt says:

      Whether is 226k or 266k jobs, it’s a LOT!!
      Jim Cramer: ‘Like Trump or hate him, these Are the Best Numbers of Our Lives!’

      Liked by 14 people

      • alonzo1956 says:

        What doom and gloom was Kramer spouting when POTUS said enough is enough regarding trade? He was all over the tariffs and how destructive it would be. This interview was done with the NEW Jim Kramer, who just might be on board the Trump Train.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Canadian Media, 100% of it, is like watching CNN or MSNBC. They all drink their own bathwater.
      100% anti-Trump every minute of every day.
      If the Canadian economy kept humming along the story would be, we can succeed, with or without the U.S.A. Now that they have to admit the Canadian economy is in the tank, the story will be, Trump caused it.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Canada has a small economy and they should keep that in mind when they think they can buck the trend or the 800lb economic guerrilla.

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    • THEY GOT TO GO TROUGHOUT THE H*LL TO GET NEXT ..CANADIAN TRUMP…MAYBE THEY WILL LEARN…

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  2. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Turdolt is struggling. He promised to defend SNC Lavelin to”save jobs” That included prostitutes and bribes to get contracts.
    Socialism fails. Our milk is 1.70 a gallon and they pay $4.50 for 4 liters. His C dollar is falling.

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  3. oldersoul says:

    Ouch. At some point, the globalist media fabricators are given an impossible task.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Katie says:

    Who’s laughing now, Justin?

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  5. ALEX says:

    The writing is on the wall with these globalist policies. France is literally crippled as I type, If Canada doesn’t get it’s act together soon, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some migration take hold.

    Seems Canada is headed for our last four years of the Obama decline and general stagnation.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      It is interesting that it is the French part of Canada which is largely responsible for Trudeau. The French part could be split off to join New York, and the western part of canada could join the US midwest, for more political compatibilities.

      No one will want california, oregon, washington, as they self-destruct over time.

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      • Comrade Terry says:

        There’s no way I would want any of the Canadian French down here. They’re too apt to mess in whatever nest in which they find themselves. Same goes for the Atlantic Provinces. It’s a problem we don’t need. We have enough of our own.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Conrade Terry, so true the French Canadians are a very rude bunch to start. We were in Florida one year at Christmas and a few ladies were in the pool when I asked them where they were from (I knew speaking french) they said Quebec not Canada, plus they refuse to speak English. Nasty bunch and cheap, the girl in the restaurant that was in our hotel told me, she hates serving them, and she is from Montreal herself living in Hollywood Florida.

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        • zekness says:

          my acadian heritage disagree with that sentiment..

          some of the finest american patriots in history immigrated to the lower, from the upper.

          talking from Louisiana here.

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        • riverelf says:

          Comrade Terry speaking as an upstate NYer with a strong streak of French-Canadian ancestry, I 100% agree. NO WAY.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        I would gladly welcome the Western provinces. The Quebecois can do whatever they want by themselves.

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    • RJ says:

      Oh no…will America soon need to build a Northern border wall? Who would have thought…

      Liked by 6 people

    • Shark24 says:

      Macron is actually trying to constrain out of control unions but rather than join with President Trump, he rejects him. Pay the piper!

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    • Mncpo(ret) says:

      Trudeau lost 70K+ jobs but the most important item on his list is importing 340K+ Third World migrants.

      The, shrinking, middle class will support these unemployable, uneducated, men/their numerous wives/hordes of children for the next 80+ yrs.

      “We’re going to fundamentally change this country” ring any bells?

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  6. US says:

    Trudeau preferred to negotiate with Nancy Pelosi rather than the best American president of our life times. Go with Trump, always.

    Liked by 26 people

  7. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    well……that socks…….I mean sucks……😎

    Liked by 25 people

  8. Clydeen says:

    Fisher industries needs to hire more people and have them bring heavy coats!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Deborah Fehr says:

    I dislike Justin as much as Pelosi, Schiff, Clinton, and Obama. Trudeau was in bed with all of them before the election. He is as bad as the whole bunch of them are. Actually, he really is a wannabee, trying so hard to rub shoulders with the big boys. He should have stayed with Trump, but then he’s a leftist and he actually believes the same garbage as they do.

    Liked by 9 people

  10. RAkin says:

    We’ll need to build a wall on the north side next.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Red Mosquito says:

    I have never liked Canada. They sit up there and reap the benefits of the U.S. Then have the absolute gall to try and tell us how things should be. They act like they are morally superior. The simple fact is, just like most other counties, Canada is insignificant. They could completely disappear tomorrow and not many people would notice.

    Liked by 7 people

    • meow4me2 says:

      Ouch, that’s pretty harsh, Red. Keep in mind, there are great people in Canada who are hobbled by weak leadership, low info voters and gaga liberals. I’m stuck here in MA with much the same problem.

      Liked by 13 people

      • zekness says:

        I concur….the canadian high tech and skilled labor market is not big fan of the current leadership..

        they look at salaries, freedoms,and opportunities down here in the lower, with see real differences..

        at least at the worker level.

        most canadian workforce however, is dominated by union headpsace that is detrimental to the individual ….sadly, canada is plagued by that type of corruption..it’s rampant.

        Just one example: a cat II cert avionics tech with hi speed taxi quals, makes enough money to own two cars, send kids of school, and a decent mortgage, with retirement easily attained with 20-25 years of effort. For free lance contractors, if they work smart, this is even better. Even junior mechanics have really good income.

        finding that same opportunity in Canada just doesn’t exist…even the engineers struggle comparatively.

        Liked by 3 people

    • Ged says:

      Gee, thanks, Red Mosquito! You’re painting with a really broad brush! Do you really think ALL Canadians voted for that idiot puppet?! NOT!! You are insulting a whole lot of us. You sound like a true liberal..very rude and very wrong!

      Liked by 5 people

    • Sentient says:

      They’re up there drinking syrup, riding mooses and curling.

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    • Joan Horning says:

      Blaming all of Canadians for our horrendous leadership, is equivalent to blaming y’all for Obummer. I live in B.C., winter in Texas, and would stay there permanently….. no immigration from Canada allowed however. Adore Trump, detest sparkle socks, been practically disowned by family in Ottawa…what is one to do?

      Liked by 11 people

      • GrandpaM says:

        Joan, where do you stay in Texas?

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      • Cam Heck says:

        Wear that ‘disowning’ like a badge of honour, Joan. We have relatives in ON too that think the sun shines out of Turdope’s a$$ and look where their votes put us. They can disown me all they like. They are clearly to blame for this catastrophe.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Peppurr says:

      You must be talking about the french Quebecers. Totally superior to the rest of us, in their minds.They can separate for all I care.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. PeteS says:

    Ha, Trump should float the idea of purchasing Canada! That will set them off…..

    Liked by 4 people

  13. Raptors2020 says:

    Canada has a higher percentage of the work force in government jobs, than the USA. Government workers, across North America, have come to the very dangerous conclusion that they are immune to the vagaries of the economy. Give us a raise! How to pay for it? No problem, just raise taxes. People in the private sector are greedy, they work for money. We government workers are not greedy, so pay us more.

    Barack Obama used his so-called stimulus to save government jobs: federal, state and local. Two results: the above-mentioned indifference to the fate of the private sector, and the bureaucracy is now a bubbling vat of Democrat Party devotion and fanaticism. The “Resistance” to Donald Trump is the result.

    Trudeau’s Liberal Party was wiped out in western Canada in the recent election. He doesn’t care, he truly doesn’t care. He has an explicit, self-assigned mission; to ruin Canada’s oil industry in order to save the world from Global Warming. And the government employees of eastern Canada (that includes the generously-subsidized Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) will support Trudeau to the bitter end.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Like Russia and Scandanavia, Canada is a brutally cold country which could greatly benefir from higher CO2 for crops, and global warming.
      So trodeau is wonderfully magnanimous to sacrifice canada to fight alleged global warming in the sahara desert. /s

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  14. jett96 says:

    I think what is most critical is SD’s point about Canadian politicians giving in to the environmental lobbying interests. That align is a key part to the death of high paying skilled labor jobs within the manufacturing economy. I grew up in the San Fran Bay Area, born in 64′, We had; Pacific States Steel, Caterpillar, Peterbilt, GM, Ford and Dodge and God only knows how many other smaller skilled mfg. companies that supplied them. All gone. A tragedy of epic proportions.

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    • snellvillebob says:

      In 1955 there were 20,000 union machinists between San Francisco and San Jose, inclusive. AFL-CIO local 68.
      As company after company was forced to move out to compete with workers in Texas and such, they left most of the union people behind forcing the union to raise the money the existing companies had to pay into their retirement fund. That, in turn, chased even more out.
      When my company left in 1984, there were only 1180 left.

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      • jett96 says:

        It’s a travesty. The same can be said for the Timber and Fishing Economies of Northern CA and OR. Research Medford OR and look what the destruction of the timber industry has done to that area. Its meth central. The cities along the coast in CA and OR are ruined due the Feds shutting down the Salmon hatcheries. Time and Time again the Democrats and the environmental interests ruin communities and livelihoods.

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        • American Heritage says:

          “Climate change” is monolithic fraud perpetrated by the International criminal oligarch cabal. It’s their economic nuclear weapon for destroying capitalist republics — primarily, the US — and turning them into feudal socialist/communist states.

          They have been incredibly successful in indoctrinating huge populations worldwide into this cultic fanaticism.

          As long as they control the media and the message, the suicidal stupidity and disastrous failures of their con will continue to erode world economies and ultimately destroy them.

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    • The Demon Slick says:

      Greenies = Russia!
      No seriously. Because energy dollars.

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  15. snellvillebob says:

    I am surprised the Canadian press released this information and I suspect it is much worse just because they can lie and get away with it.
    I suppose Socks just expects Canadians to go quietly into the night.

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  16. Florida_Frank says:

    “…it was obvious in July of this year that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Justin Trudeau entered into an agreement of mutual benefit. Trudeau would hold back submission of the USMCA for parliamentary ratification, and left-wing political ideologues in the U.S. would help Trudeau win re-election.”
    Sounds like it was Nancy that was involved in foreign election meddling and quid-pro-quo.

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  17. JohnCasper says:

    71,200 Jobs adjusted for population would be around 700,000 jobs lost in America. Even Hillary Clinton as President wouldn’t have lost that many in a single month. Although with Nancy Pelosi’s help she might come close.

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    • StanH says:

      Hey, don’t short change our dummycrats. They are fully capable of screwing up most anything they touch to a fare-the-well, see California. They’ve taken one of the most beautiful wealthy states and turning it into a sh_thole. Literally.

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  18. teaforall says:

    Who is laughing now. The people of Canada reelected this buffoon, deal with it

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    • Raptors2020 says:

      Canadians are trapped in the same scary dichotomy as Americans. The Democrats/Liberals win the big cities, the Republicans/Conservatives win the small towns and rural areas. Government workers vote overwhelmingly for the big-government party, without regard for competence.

      Western Canada elected only Conservatives: it did them no good. They didn’t elect this buffoon. Now the eastern media runs stories of the bad choices Alberta made, going into the oil industry, don’t you know (the banana plantations didn’t work out).

      Trudeau also wants the auto industry to leave: that’s Ontario’s bedrock (somebody tell Trudeau); that may finally be more than the Liberal Party’s government workers voting bloc can overcome.

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  19. Buck Turgidson says:

    Boy those canadians know how to pick em. Tweedle dee and tweedle dum. Those two in the photo are from the d team.

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  20. RJ says:

    Trudeau should bring in “sock” manufacturing where Canadians could make socks plus those pink “pussy” hats so favored by many of the females and some males, (plus those in transition) here in the USA…the great economic engine that will bring up other economies if they follow our lead via economic policies, taxes and lowering of regulations.

    Then again, climate change is so important–what with all those Great White Polar Bears running around…starving for more foodt…oh wait, there are more bears than previously thought?

    Geez, could someone bring in Al Gore to help Canada? Maybe John Kerry because he also speaks French. Hillary needs a job…

    Oh Canada…put a sock in it!

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  21. CNN_sucks says:

    Two face does not care. He is on top of the food chain.

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  22. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Justin is fighting the valiant war on global warming.Of course with warming, they will need many workers to pick local oranges.
    He also is pushing some fuel charges to go buy groceries? Take kids to school?

    On the upside, unemployed workers need no petrol to drive to work.

    Our gasoline $2.09
    Montreal $1.19 per liter.

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    • Daniel says:

      That’s about $6.66/gal. Reminds me of when natural disasters affect oil anywhere in the world under Bush and Obama. Nothing like that here…. not since Trump.

      This, by the way, is one of the many OBJECTIVE measures I mention when having discussions with people, helping them understand precisely how Trump has improved their lives. It can’t be said enough how important it is to talk about these things. There’s no “ideology” at play when discussing “this is what has happened back then and we were OK with it, but under Trump, we’re not seeing ANY of that kind of volatility! Why??!” And from there, you can either say “I don’t really know, but I definitely like it” or you can point out that Trump’s deregulation has allowed the US to become the world’s largest producer of oil and so the USA now sets the price of oil. (If they still believe in climate change, then better stick with “I don’t know, but I like it!” It’s a win either way.)

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    • MostlyRight says:

      About $4.60 per gallon…

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    • donna kovacevic says:

      Milk is anywhere from $4.95 to $5.25 for 4 liters. This will weaken our dollar even more than it is compared to USA. I have no words for this idiot Justine, many many did not vote for him, he barely won and with a minority government, but still he is the face of Canada. A huge shame embarrassment. Justine will just put in a new carbon tax on top of the one we already have, Peder.

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    • Joan Horning says:

      1.35 per liter in BC

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  23. The maple leaf is wilting.

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  24. Daniel says:

    Anyone placing bets on changes in voter behavior in Canada? Any more idiots in Hollywood threatening to move to Canada now?

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  25. JohnCasper says:

    Trudeau is a big oozing hemorrhoid on Canada’s rear end.

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  26. XO says:

    If you like your job losses, you can keep your job losses.

    Thank you, Blackface.

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  27. Publius2016 says:

    What happens if O Canada rejects USMCA?

    Will World Court try to take case??

    Can USM only be approved???

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      If they want to do trade on the same terms as Mexico, they will approve. If they would prefer trade on terms like those for China and anticipated by the European Union, they will reject it.

      Tough call, huh?

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  28. Loren says:

    The United States of America will show the world how to prosper and still remain strong. Something the rest of the world cannot do without the U.S of A. helping them.

    Let the economic engine run and solution can be created and found!

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  29. Shop says:

    Justin doesn’t care. He’s just won re-election and will not have to stand again for a few years.

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  30. Samson says:

    This is what happens when you have a snarky snowflake running a nation instead of a businessman…

    Liked by 2 people

  31. meow4me2 says:

    My condolences to our Canadian friends here. I know how awful and frustrated I felt watching Obama destroy our country.

    Is there any chance of a vote of no confidence or recall?

    Liked by 6 people

    • NickAtNight says:

      2/3rds of those who voted did NOT vote for JT. But our system allows him to have a minority government and join up with the other socialist party to rule. I wish we had a real leader like President Trump.

      Liked by 9 people

    • Ordinaryman says:

      They had their voting chance in October and Blew It. They need to reap the benefits of their choice for a few years. The Global warming crowd will be so happy. Enjoy that Global Warming from all the CO2 pollution coming from unregulated industrial production in China.

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      • Raptors2020 says:

        The big-city government clerks who think electricity comes from little holes in the wall elected Trudeau. An unfortunate side-effect of the 20th-Century’s mass migration from country to city is this new Urban Man. He can barely tell you where milk comes from, never mind how many udders a cow has. Digging holes in the ground, to him, is destroying the environment (don’t make him the manager of your potato farm).

        Gasoline comes from the gas station, food comes from the supermarket: now ask me a hard one. Preserving the environment is all good, to the new Urban Man. No downside. The oil rig workers in Alberta, now laid off, should move back to Toronto and get jobs, tippy-tapping on keyboards. Like me.

        That’s who elected Trudeau.

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  32. oh were Canada I like to laugh trudeau face,
    hey Trudeau here American proud of our president Trump and best ever,

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  33. Buck Turgidson says:

    Obozo is so concerned about scary climate change and rising sea levels that he and his betrothed bought a place next to the water on marthas vineyard.

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  34. zekness says:

    grapevine: there are rumors that AIrbus is contemplating moving the Primary Installation Facility (Airbus 220) from canada to the Mobile, AL location. The Final Installation Facility in Alabama presents some very favorable tax and tariff benefits, already being realized by airbus and of course the labor market in that gulf city. (I’ve passed some of the necessary legislature background to provide a waiver for the remaining tax and trade restrictions, as well to the state of Alabama and my own). The problems airbus faces is that the two locations so widely separated by distance and time compounded by the other costs to comport to two nation state’s legal requirements is very inefficient. Also this model, a medium range “regional” aircraft is highly competitive and making the growing commitments (United just took order for 100 of them!), is nearly impossible if they cannot consolidate operations and expand at the same time. Moblie has all the right logistics, without the ridiculous union and tax problems found in canada and the insane political overhead ….mobile is always ahead of schedule delivering a final product..and the primary manufacturing in canada is way behind schedule..mostly due to labor disputes and insane regulatory BS..not at all related to airworthiness issues of the actual build process. ) I have forwarded these ideas to support the president in his USMCA to consider this for leverage…

    In addition, I have advocated that the two states, Louisiana and Alabama synch up on the workforce development programs that shepherd federal training funds and present his president with a “deal” to groom the next generation of talented aircraft manufacturing jobbers and techs. This aircraft is the future of aviation, required highly skilled jobbers and has at least a ten year positive outlook…the backlog for medium range fuel efficient commercial part 121/134 ac is the hottest demand..and that looks to be stable for the next 20 years…at least that.

    There is likely an opening also that the US be considered favorable for many foreign businesses that need manufacturing and “finishing” operations…big contracts with the number one aircraft corporation would lead the way. They can keep HQ in france…they can have those white hats.

    It’s about developing a new business industry and attract more contracts…

    making america great and GOOD again.

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    • John Bosley says:

      Need any good tool and die makers down there ?

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      • skipper1961 says:

        John Bosley,
        Maybe after President Trump gets reelected, the firearms industry will be hiring?

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      • zekness says:

        your best opportunities for that very specialized aerospace skillset isn’t going to be located with manufacturing, primary or even final assembly aerspace facilities.

        the serviceable machined parts used in part 121/135 are from suppliers that manufacturing those parts.

        A suggestion would be to look at the suppliers of the kinds of material engineering you are familiar.

        wrt tooling….there are some specialty techs who do perform regular maintenance and “calibration and repairs” to various tooling at these facilities…largely these are drawn from contractors in the immediate area if in house machine capability is not present. In most cases, repairs and tooling of “non-servicable” non-aircraft components are performed by a&p licensed repair personnel…and only when they have the equipment to affect such repairs or modifications.

        in almost all cases, of high end tooling, the faa requires engineering specifications to be conducted, so you typically find this off site with shops that specialize and that doesn’t routinely happen at the MRO’s, repair centers, or assembly and “finishing” facilities.

        most of the high end well paying jobs in that specialized field are accomplished by OEM manufacturers …mostly from a regulatory requirement and also a licensing (captive market) consideration.

        My experience is limited to the MRO primarly..and also in the primary and final assembly operations…exclusively with part 121/135 Boeing and Airbus …

        I do think it is worth pursuing…the jobs market here the southern states (I assume you are canada) is white hot on fire. I assume this means highly skilled machinist for servicable parts and tooling are in high demand.

        I work with serveral contracting shops here in the US. Consider contacting Launch and Aerotek. They might be able to help out a little better than my limited knowledge.

        good luck.

        Merry Christmas

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      • zekness says:

        http://www.aerospacecomponents.org/member-profiles.html

        a quick search..

        maybe this is a good place to start.

        hope you find a great job…I would imagine there would be alot of exciting well paid opportunities in your specialty field.

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  35. ex101st says:

    I’m sure those 71,000 folks that lost their jobs are really worried about climate change about right now.

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    • Diddian says:

      And they are also likely NOT har-de-har-harring at Justin’s Trump-directed insult among hive mates at the NATO summit.

      Trump = Jobs and Self-Respect, they might say in response to his juvenile and self-absorbed insults of his betters.

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    • felipe says:

      ex101st: Agreed. And, with temperatures in the teens across most of Canada this week, I’m guessing global warming isn’t as big an issue as trying to keep the house warm.

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  36. ex101st says:

    right about now

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  37. TarsTarkas says:

    A long-term Canadian jobs tweet from an earlier thread:

    Would be interesting to see if the two-month trend continues – reelection of Trudeau responsible?

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    • sarasotosfan says:

      Canada’s population grew about 300, 000 in 2019, or about .9%. Those 29K jobs are unlikely to be highly paid, unless, of course, they are GOVERNMENT “jobs”.

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    • A Call for Honesty says:

      These monthly job gains are misleading when one considers that the population has increased by more than 22% since the year 2000. So the actual number of jobs as a percentage of the population in 2019 is not nearly as good compared to previous years and actually worse than 2006 and 2007 not just 2017.

      To properly assess the data, apples must be compared with apples – the number of jobs as a percentage of the population. But for a better comparison we need to know for example where there jobs were increasing – in government employment or the private sector.

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  38. A Call for Honesty says:

    So many Canadians still believe the solution lies in more government and therefore gave Trudeau another term. This is why democracy cannot work with an ignorant electorate. We need a qualified franchise like only allowing those who have reached the age of 30 and are holding down a productive job – preferably in the private sector – to be allowed to vote.

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    • GrandpaM says:

      Democracy doesn’t work, period. That’s why we have a representative Republic, and it is also f..cked up. Direct democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on who do we eat tonight.

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  39. Charlie Hargrave says:

    I should not laugh but…. bwahahahahahaha

    We should close the northern border too, fu*k em

    Not pay your share of nato, laugh at us, laugh at our president, nose in the air aholes.

    Let them eat maple leafs

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  40. sarasotosfan says:

    Happy holidays, sparkle socks!

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  41. mopar2016 says:

    I think Jussie Turdeau is working with Nasty Pelosi.


    Silly dems.

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  42. TheWanderingStar says:

    Raise the tariff drawbridge and install the “Holy Grail” Bridgekeeper of the Bridge of Death at all crossings.

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  43. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Oh Canada…………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. Zombie says:

    Virtue signaling has consequences. Economy is tanking but he has pretty socks and jokes with the Euros. Pretty socks and pretty words trump everything in leftist world.

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  45. sundance says:

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  46. Travis_1978 says:

    Oh great, soon we’ll have illegal immigration from the north too as Canadians flee leftist economic realities.

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  47. 7californian says:

    Well, since he’s not a genius, at least Trudeau can fall back on his cynical Trump bashing…Canadians – you elected this guy again… no sympathy for you here.

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  48. Congratulations to boy Trudeau , he has duplicated the Obama economy. Wonder if anybody up there dares to compare it to US results or is their Media all consumed by the Impeachment. “drama”?

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  49. cliffaheadwolvesbehind says:

    God, I LOVE President Trump!!!!!!!!!!

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